Road Trippin' the Organizational Change: An Adaptive Approach
Alan Zucker, PMP, PMI-ACP
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Most organizational change efforts fail to produce the expected results.
Transformation initiatives are traditionally executed like waterfall projects. However, it is impossible to predict how organizations, which are complex systems, will respond to the change. Rather than assuming we can craft the perfect plan we would be better served by using an adaptive approach to these efforts.
In this fun and engaging presentation, Alan Zucker uses the metaphor of a road trip to present ten valuable lessons for leading a change initiative, including:
• Set the direction, not the destination
• Go local and experiment
• Recognize this may be a bumpy ride
• Celebrate the good times
• Share the experience
These practices will help us set a clear vision of our goals, learn from our efforts, and continuously refocus on what’s important.
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Sheraton Tysons Hotel
8661 Leesburg Pike
Tysons, VA, 22182
Chapter Members: $45
Late Registration (1 week before event and at the door)
Chapter Members: $50
5:00 PM - Registration Opens
5:00 PM - PMIWDC Book Club Meeting
5:15 PM - Networking & Cash Bar (goes until 7:00 pm)
5:30 PM - PM Industry Insights (goes until 6:20 pm)
7:00 PM - Dinner & Cash Bar
7:30 PM - Guest Speaker
8:30 PM - Adjourn
About the Speakers
Alan Zucker, PMP, PMI-ACP
Alan Zucker has over 25-years of experience leading projects and project management organizations in Fortune 100 companies. He led a project office with over 170 project managers and has delivered large, strategic initiatives.
In 2016, Alan founded Project Management Essentials to share his passion for and experience with project management. Project Management Essentials provides advisory consulting and training to clients across the United States. Clients include Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, the American Petroleum Institute, and several PMI Chapters.
Alan is a keynote speaker and thought leader. He is regularly featured in the industry press and as a podcast guest. He publishes monthly articles on project management, agile, and leadership. He an adjunct faculty member at George Mason University and is a senior instructor with several national, professional development organizations.
Alan has a master’s degree in economics from the University of Maryland and a master’s certificate in IT Project Management from the George Washington University. He is a Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Agile Professional (PMI-ACP) through the Project Management Institute. He also holds multiple Agile certifications from the Disciplined Agile Consortium, Scrum Alliance, and Scaled Agile.
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